Pictures Of Things + Le Love List :: 17/52

April 30th, 2017 - posted under: Furthermore » Feedback

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Hello, I’m wearing shorts! First shorts day of the year, and I’d say that’s probably the first thing on my Love List this week. We had a wonderfully wet winter, just exactly the drought-busting kind of winter we needed, and I never thought I’d be wishing for sunshine and warm weather again . . . but here I am. I am ready for summer!

This week I’m day dreaming of beach picnics and sun dresses and straw hats and swim holes, oh good gravy it’s going to be a great summer! The summer of skateboards and secret waterfalls, back yard mint juleps and seven year old slumber parties. Yes! Bring it on!

Here’s a few little snippets of this week:


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We’re finishing off the last frozen portions of this past summer’s homegrown pesto. This bowl had shells and pesto and kale and broccoli, and it was ACE.


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The UCSB Farmer’s Market. It’s finally strawberry season!


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When you’ve got no child care but the show must go on — it’s Bring Your Kid To Work Day! Waits was *very* proud to help his mama prepare exams. And we added a new vocab word to his repertoire: “collate”. Hee hee.


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Beautiful spaces.


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Homegrown and wild-foraged herbs for tea and medicine. Left to right: homegrown feverfew, foraged elder flower, homegrown calendula, homegrown lemon balm, homegrown cornflower,and homegrown chamomile. ♥


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Date night with my love = happy.

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And now, it’s time for the one, the only, Le Love List!

I’VE GOT TICKETS TO SEE HAMILTON AT THE PANTAGES IN HOLLYWOOD THIS FALL!!!! // No but seriously, do I even need to add anything else to this list? I’m going to see Hamilton!!! Okay okay, a few more things . . . // Amazing friends who happily sing the entire soundtrack of Hamilton with you, top volume, while driving through Death Valley in the middle of the night, and then months later score tickets to the show itself, and then text you right away to tell you that one of those tickets is yours. EEEeeee! // The tragic impermanence of balloon animals. // How when I come home early, I know exactly where each of my kitties is going to be. They both have their day-nap spots and I find their predictability to be so flippin’ adorable. // These days we are eating out of the garden 2-3 meals per day, and it brings me sooooo much joy. // My passion flowers in full bloom. // One of my coworkers told me that he walked in the March For Science, and he is super introverted and he hates crowds and it was really hard for him. This was his FIRST protest of his entire life, but it was so important to him that he just felt like he had to be there. Love that. // Watching my cats go wild playing with a piece of broccoli. // This week I saw Alicia Garza, one of the three [black female feminist] founders of Black Lives Matter, speak at UCSB. She was *amazing*; passionate, strong, wise, and unflinchingly True. I am still marinating in her words, trying to absorb as much as I can. Feeling so inspired, and hoping I can harness just a fraction of her grace and courage. ♥

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Alright guys, now it’s your turn! I really love reading your own Le Love Lists, so please leave them down in the comments below. What are the little things in your life that make you smile this week?

I hope you have a most wonderful week!

Pictures Of Things + Le Love List :: 16/52

April 24th, 2017 - posted under: Furthermore » Feedback

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A Recipe For Spring: Nasturtium Pesto

April 18th, 2017 - posted under: The Food » Recipes

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Pictures Of Things + Le Love List :: 15/52

April 16th, 2017 - posted under: Furthermore » Feedback

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Pictures Of Things + Le Love List :: 14/52

April 9th, 2017 - posted under: Furthermore » Feedback

♥ Amazing photo courtesy of Waits’s outdoor school. ♥ There is a glass full of blooming daffodils on the table in front of me, and my skin is sun-warmed from a lovely day of romping around wine country. The hillsides are all ablaze with wild mustard, bright yellow and shoulder high, rolling down to the [...]